Program Extension Forms and ALL supporting documentation, including sufficient financial documentation, must be submitted no later than the end date on your current I-20.
Step 1: Work with your sponsor to obtain updated financial documentation
Proof of financial support is needed in order to process any Program Extension Form. In order to extend your I-20 or DS-2019, you must provide updated financial documentation. Financial documentation must be no older than 6 months. Proof of financial support is required for each subsequent program. Financial documentation must be uploaded online when submitting the Inter-College Transfer Form. Multiple sources of funding are acceptable, but financial documentation must be provided for each source of funding. Be advised that Designated School Officials and Alternate Responsible Officers in the Office of International Student Services reserve the right to reject submitted financial documentation or request additional information, proof, or financial documentation on a case-by-case basis.
Types of Financial Documentation
On the bottom of the Affidavit of Support is a Bank Certification Section. The completed Affidavit of Support, including Bank Certification Section (with bank seal), is acceptable in lieu of a bank statement. Submitting the Affidavit of Support is the best and preferred way to show proof of financial support.
- If funding is being provided by a person other than you, be sure to email or fax a blank Affidavit of Support to your sponsor for them to complete and have certified by their bank.
- If you are using personal funds, complete the Statement Section and take to your bank in the US to be certified.
Proof of Financial Support Amounts
|Program||Minimum Funding Amount|
|ELI – one term||$11,271|
|ELI – two terms||$27,566|
|ELI – three terms||$32,566|
|Undergraduate – One year||$38,624|
|*Undergraduate – One semester||$16,800|
|Graduate – One year||$40,452|
|*Graduate – One semester||$17,714|
|Spouse – One year||$8,020|
|Spouse – One semester||$2,755|
|Child – One year||$4,870 per child|
|Child – One semester||$1,705 per child|